with Caroline Robinson
Founder, Mr Hiroshi Ohashi from Hyogo, Japan was made an honorary member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to education in the 2007 New Year Honours List. The investiture took place at the opening ceremony of the International Pacific University in Okayama, Japan, on 1 April 2007 and he received the award from former Governor General, Dame Catherine Tizard.
Caroline Robinson, PN Town Crier, was very blessed to have been part of this, having accepted an invitation from Mr Ohashi to lead in the Official Party and perform a Cry at the Opening Ceremony in Okayama.
The International Pacific College holds a Commencement Ceremony every May and this year 102 new students were welcomed to the College. The Town Crier was in attendance.